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Updates & Stories

Celebrate Black History Month With Us

We invite you to celebrate Black History with us this month, and beyond. Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa (CCMI) joins the rest of the nation… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Jessica Klutts

Jessica is an Environmental Program Analyst at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Jessica served in the Conservation Apprentice Academy as the Traverse County… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Alyson K. Quinn

Alyson is the director of the Minneapolis Nature Preschool, a non profit preschool that provides a nature-based early learning. Alyson has held several roles… Read More

Gearing Up In Iowa

Bella Araiza, Recruitment Capacity Building Specialist / AmeriCorps Member Me, Bella, the New Recruitment Capacity Specialist in Iowa. Hello! My name is Bella and I’m… Read More

Where Are They Now? Alumni Highlight: Shelby Roberts

Shelby Roberts is the Education and Outreach Specialist at Scott Soil and Water Conservation District. Shelby served as an Individual Placement member in 2017. What… Read More

Real World Experience

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   School is fantastic; learning new things, finding your passion, and making friends along the way is what college/university means… Read More

Kindred Spirits

By Alyssia Bell, IDEC fellow   I am not Drake, who once said, “No new friends, no new friends, no, no, no.” I, for one,… Read More

Photos from the Forest

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member We have less than a month left in our term this year and I am shocked… Read More

Looking Back

by Karissa Vetsch, Youth Outdoors Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member As my term is shortly coming to an end, I have been thinking back to some… Read More

Changes

by Jenny Sherren, North District Field Crew Member/ AmeriCorps Member   We are well into the fall season and have already seen changes happening… Read More